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Nursing (MS)

Why Earn an MS in Nursing?

As a registered nurse, you've already built a foundation for a long, fulfilling career in healthcare. A master's degree can open doors to nursing careers in family health, and women's health.

Why Earn an MS in Nursing from SUNY Downstate?

Every community—urban or rural, wealthy or not—deserves quality healthcare. At SUNY Downstate, diversity is a driving force: We believe nursing needs to reflect the communities we serve. More than 70 percent of our nursing students are members of minority groups.

SUNY Downstate is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. As a nursing student, you'll collaborate with other experts: physicians at University Hospital, practitioners from our School of Health Professions and researchers seeking breakthroughs at our School of Graduate Studies. Those opportunities, and access to our 8-bed Simulation Center, will give you new insights into the field—and the tools to narrow gaps in health care that are too common.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment and diagnostic skills needed to become a specialist.
  • With Brooklyn's only academic medical center as a backdrop, you'll get a wide-ranging view of the entire healthcare system. You'll build leadership experience, as well as an understanding of policy and advocacy.
  • Curriculums follow guidelines established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Graduates will be qualified to sit for their respective certification exams. Nurse midwife and women's health practitioners will also be eligible for New York State licensure.
 

College of Nursing

  • Phone: (718) 270-1000

Careers & Outcomes

Nurses everywhere are perpetually in demand—and graduates of SUNY Downstate's master's program in nursing find opportunities in every kind of healthcare setting. 

Job Titles

  • Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health
  • Nurse Practitioner in Family Health

Employers

  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Hospital
  • Northwell Health
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Kings County Hospital Center

Program Options

 

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (MS)

Focus on obstetrics and gynecology while learning to assess patient needs and design individualized health plans.

 

 

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Meet Our Faculty

A SUNY Downstate nursing education is built on theory, practice and equity—and each of our faculty are committed to each of those precepts. You'll work one-on-one with nurses who have served as both caregivers and thought leaders, contributing to nursing scholarship in leading publications.

Meet Our Faculty

Program Highlights

 

Master your skills.

Our Simulation Laboratory features a labor and delivery room, isolation room, critical care beds and step-down unit beds. Students practice health assessment, psychomotor skills, critical thinking and teamwork.

Shine at Downstate.

Exceptional students can join Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing.

Join the ranks of the best.

US News & World Report ranks our master's program among the top 100 in the country.

Additional Information

Accessible to all.

If you were the first in your family to attend college, or are from an underserved community, you may be eligible for a scholarship worth up to $30,000.

Proven methods.

Our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally recognized organization.

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